It’s no secret ladies: You have too many clothes and nothing to wear. If this is you keep reading.
Is your closet so crammed with clothes, shoes & bags that you don’t even know what you have? Do you find yourself losing and finding pieces in the never-ending abyss known as your “closet”? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with nothing to wear? If you answered yes to two or more questions then a Capsule Collection may be what you’ve been missing.
A Capsule Collection (sounds fancy) is merely a term that boils down to having purposeful pieces that you mix and match together. Having a Capsule Collection allows you to get ready faster, feel more stylish, love what you wear and helps curb your urge to shop all together. We tend to shop because we don’t appreciate what we already own.
When you do shop its more purposeful and most likely to upgrade an outdated piece or to shop for a specific event.
How do you create a Capsule Collection? I am here to guide you. We will narrow your closet down to 32 Staples for the season. That’s right, 32 pieces in your entire closet for the current season.
The Fall season is creeping up on us so this Capsule Collection guide will be for the Fall/Winter season.
I do highly recommend purchasing a small rolling rack for your room. THIS rack will not only help you as your purge but will allow you to display and style your outfits as needed.
Silk Blouse: Again, Silk not necessary and the blouse can be tie neck or a simple button down but try to select a basic color (black, grey, beige or white) I’m super obsessed with this one from Cincinnati designer Jonathan Mezibov or this peach beauty from ASOS
Cashmere Sweater: If you do not own a cashmere sweater; I highly suggest purchasing one that will stay with you for many years. If cashmere is not in the budget then look for a blended fabric like this from Amazon or you are wanting to invest this one from Saks Fifth Avenue
Leggings: A good pair of quality leggings that fit well. Grab these “look at me now” leggings from NET-A-PORTER (hands down best leggings in the world)
Faux fur Coat or a Vintage Fur: This item will not be on everyone’s list but I can promise you if you add it: You’ll feel Tres Chic! Try this vintage beauty from Poshmark or try this faux statement (OBSESSED) from Shrimps
Denim Jacket: Can be distressed or logo or try this one from Saks Fifth Avenue
Waist Belt: Preferred adjustable for hips and waist like this insane one from NET-A-PORTER
Cross body Bag: Can be your favorite! Any material, any brand like this under $300 classic from Neiman Marcus
Top Handle Bag w/Strap: Something that you will use on a daily basis like this special one from Charles Keith
Loafers or Flats: A pair that you would throw on for errands and for a lunch with friends like these classics from DSW
Sneakers: A good pair of sneakers. They shouldn’t be your “go on a hike” sneakers. They should be nicer and look new like these from Nordstrom
Pumps: A good pair of pumps in black and nude. A staple must have every woman should own. Try these from Everlane, with over 2500 five reviews and a previous wait-list your feet will be thanking me later
Heeled Sandals: In a solid color and and be any style and height (think dressy) These BY Far moc croc ones from NET-A-PORTER have me going crazy
Here are some outfit ideas with your new Capsule Collection:
White t-shirt<Midi skirt<Fedora hat<Cross body bag<Sneakers, Knee boots or Ankle Boots
Blazer<Jeans<Silk tank<Crossbody bag<Loafers, Flats, Ankle boots or Pumps
White t-shirt<Cashmere sweater (thrown over shoulders or wrapped on waist)<Jeans<Sneakers<Top handle bag
Blazer<Floral dress<Fedora<Knee boots<Cross body bag
Silk tank<Midi Skirt<Blazer (tied on waist)<Heeled sandals, Knee boots or sneakers<Crossbody body bag
Cardigan (tucked into jeans)<Ankle boots<Leather jacket<Crossbody bag
Casual dress<Scarf<Trench<Ankle boots or sneakers
White t-shirt<Jeans<Fur Coat<Scarf<Loafers<Top handle bag
Printed dress<Leather jacket<Ankle boots<Crossbody bag
Over-sized Sweater<Leggings<Knee high boots<Fedora<Crossbody
Over-sized Sweater<Belt on waist<Midi Skirt<Sneakers
Silk Blouse<Trousers<Leather Jacket<Pumps<Crossbody bag
Turtleneck<Blazer over shoulder<Jeans<Flat boots<Crossbody bag
Crisp button down< Belt at waist< Trench<Leggings<Loafers or Pumps
White t-shirt<Cardigan<Jeans <Belt at waist<Sneakers or Ankle boots
Light weight turtleneck<Scarf< Midi skirt<Denim jacket<Knee boots
Wrap Dress<Cardigan<Heeled Sandals
Slip dress<Denim jacket<sneakers<Crossbody bag
White tee<Blazer (belted at waist)<Maxi skirt<Flat knee boots<Fedora<Top handle bag
Your outfit options are literally endless. Who would have thought you would have more to wear with owning less?! Welcome to a life more stylishly simple!
Your Closet Queen,